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Pick-up location Durham
Rental locations 7

Durham car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Hertz
Best rated
7.0 Good (14 reviews)
1 location in Durham
Hertz
Locations in Durham
3601 Hillsborough Road
+1 919 309 0577
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday
  • 7.0
  • 7.3
  • 7.1
  • 6.7
  • 7.0
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay
19 Dec. 2016
Cons: I asked the guy when I picked the car up that it had cruise control and he said yes. I got in it started down the road and behold NO cruise. I drove over 1000 miles. I have used your service three times now and two of the three trips I have not been happy with. I have returned the cars all three times to the location in Quincy, IL. They seem to be nice people to work with and gave me a ride to pick up my car. I also paid for mid size car thinking it would have the cruse they gave me a Prius I do not think this is a mid size car. I will have to think if it is worth another car rental from you or not.
6.8 Good
17 May 2017
the good and bad
Pros: The person I worked with was nice.
Cons: The car was not ready at my scheduled time, which was frustrating; I had to wait about 30-45mins for my car to be ready. The waiting area was not very nice.
6.0 Good
19 Jul. 2017
Cons: It took about 35' to get the car. There is also no drop box for off hours drop off.
10.0 Excellent
17 Oct. 2017
Great Rental Experience
Pros: The staff at the location were very friendly and knowledgeable.
Cons: Nothing negative to report.
6.0 Good
23 Oct. 2017
Fine car, but slow takeout
Pros: Fine car and online system was easy. Return was fine.
Cons: The pickup was quite complicated and took a while, though, as the guys there somehow didn't manage to deal with my European IDs. Worked fine in the end, but took a while...
8.0 Excellent
23 Dec. 2017
Tried To Stick Me With Other Fees
Pros: Price was great and the pickup was extremely quick.
Cons: After paying for the reservation through Kayak, the sales associate told me that because Kayak is a 3rd Party, the don’t include all the fees that you have to pay. That made no sense. Come to find out they were trying to charge an underage fee when I clearly wasn’t underage. The associate told me he couldn’t remove the charge, but his manager will reduce the amount that I have to pay. I told them that if I’m of age, that there is no way I’m paying an underage fee, even if it was added by accident. I ended up talking to another associate and he understood my situation and started removing the charge right away. I didn’t pay anthything extra. I just didn’t like the amount of time I wasted trying to convince them that I wasn’t going to pay a charge that didn’t apply to me. I’ll still continue to rent from them.
4.8 Okay
1 Jun. 2018
Long wait for car, hard attempt to upsell, a week for receipt
Pros: Car was great.
Cons: Long wait to get the car and a lot of attempt to upsell with add-ons and upgrades. Also took 7 days to be able to get my receipt from website. Never did get by email even after calling to ensure correct email on file. Was told this would be ready by Tuesday and wasn't until Thursday when I could get via website. Drop off was previous Friday.
10.0 Excellent
8 Oct. 2018
Great service
Pros: Quick service, friendly and what I asked for.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
11 Feb. 2019
Pros: Service at Penn State was exceptional. They were helpful and supportive!
Cons: The address for the location in Durham was hard to find. The GPS took us to a parking lot a quarter of a mile away that had the same address.
2.0 Mediocre
8 Apr. 2019
Pros: The Hertz location was NOT open at scheduled pick-up -- I was unable to obtain the car.
Rated #2
Avis
7.0 Good (5 reviews)
1 location in Durham
Avis
Locations in Durham
1720 Guess Road - Suite 60
+1 919 286 0173
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
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Recent reviews
4.8 Okay
13 Oct. 2016
Time to use a better company
Cons: This was also the second and at a different location that the employee was taking a personal call and made customers wait 30 min. It is time to use a different company.
5.6 Okay
11 Sep. 2017
Pros: Great rental price- comfortable vehicle.
Cons: I made reservation online for a SUV that was accepted and available but when I got to the location the manager stated that they didn't have any SUV available on site, yet when I check the parking lot their were several. I was truly upset and told him that it was poor business practice and very deceptive. I also stated that I had called the reservation office before I came to verify and they said one was available. He stated to come back in later and he would have one. (mind you my meeting had to be delayed because of this/and I was out of town) after coming back he did have one but the day was (that I had paid for was half way over (after 3:00) before one was given. I paid for 2 days and really only enjoyed 1 day of usage. He didn't apologize or offer a discount of any sort (Poor Management INDEED)!!!! This location /staff needs "customer service" training.
7.6 Good
14 Sep. 2017
Pros: Everything about the car was great.
Cons: Customer service was rude. When they saw we had kids they said, "Be sure you clean the car before you return the car.".
9.2 Excellent
12 Sep. 2019
Pros: The staff were excellent and did a fine job. Avis was wonderful. The Nissan Versa I rented ran great. The only issue was that the seat was uncomfortable (6-hour drive).
Cons: The vehicle (Nissan Versa) was scratched in several places with minor dents apparent. It didn't bother me and was well documented. I am very pleased with Avis and plan on using them again.
7.6 Good
8 Jun. 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly.
Cons: Staff should have considered the delays I incurred in returning the car because of multiple protests in Virginia and NYC, as well as a curfew, all of which were out of my control.
Rated #3
Budget
6.2 Good (5 reviews)
1 location in Durham
Budget
Locations in Durham
1720 Guess Road Suite 60
+1 919 383 8240
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
  • 6.4
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  • 7.2
  • 6.0
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay
28 Nov. 2016
Car smelled horrible
Pros: Quick check-in
Cons: Car smelled horrible with cigarette smoke. We tried to switch cars but no other cars were available so we were stuck with a miserable 4 hour drive. There is no way that someone didn't notice this when they were inspecting the car.
2.0 Mediocre
2 Jul. 2017
Cons: There was no rental car available and we had to cancel our reservation.
6.0 Good
9 Jul. 2017
Good service, crappy car.
Pros: Nice people, quick and easy pickup and drop off.
Cons: The car needed alignment. It was shuddering on the highway during the entire 4 hour drive.
10.0 Excellent
25 Nov. 2017
Fast & friendly
Pros: They didn’t have the car we wanted so they upgraded us at no charge
9.2 Excellent
28 Aug. 2019
Pros: Super friendly staff at both locations
Rated #4
Enterprise
5.1 Okay (7 reviews)
4 locations in Durham
Enterprise
Locations in Durham
1606 Page Road Ext
+1 919 682 8720
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
3143 Hillsborough Rd
+1 919 309 1030
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
3648 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd
+1 919 490 6057
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
4504 N Roxboro St Ste A
+1 919 309 1030
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 4.9
  • 4.6
  • 5.1
  • 5.7
  • 5.1
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
29 Dec. 2016
This particular Enterprise has poor customer servi
Pros: Nothing. Poor customer service and I had to cancel the reservation.
Cons: Customer service was poor at this particular location. Had to cancel reservation. Incorrect vehicle.
2.0 Mediocre
28 Feb. 2017
The car that wasn't there
Pros: Nothing
Cons: I got no car after reserving it. The branch claimed they had no cars at all that morning.
8.0 Excellent
27 Aug. 2016
Durham enterprise
Pros: Relatively easy to work with, able to drop off car overnight.
Cons: Had to take a pickup truck due to no compact cars in stock
8.8 Excellent
10 Feb. 2017
Pretty Good
Pros: The size and type of car was good, the price was good.
Cons: The car smelled a bit like someone had been smoking in the car and the seats needed to be shampooed. I also didn't like the way the car drove: it was an automatic but the gears shifted hard.
10.0 Excellent
8 Mar. 2017
I enjoyed the opportunity to use enterprise they w
Pros: Convenient , reliable and most of all comfortable. Easy to pay, friendly calls the day of and before to make sure I was still interested in using them. They wanted to make sure what I needed and to have it available for me. The cost was so much more my size than any of the other place I had tried. The price was cheap and much more for someone's pocket that is on a fixed income.
Cons: That the person checking up to see if I needed the vehicle did not tell me about having to bring 2 forms to prove of my ability to pay, and live. This was an inconvenience for me, but the person at the desk helped me and my husband out.
2.8 Mediocre
6 Jul. 2020
Cons: The car was filthy and smelled of smoke even though it was a nine smoking car. The seats were super uncomfortable and there was a terrible squeak. The car needed to be retired as a rental.
2.0 Mediocre
28 Jul. 2020
Pros: Nothing - I showed up to pick up the truck and none was available. Enterprise did not attempt to contact me to let me know there were no vehicles available and did nothing to remedy the situation. I had to cancel me plans and reschedule for the following weekend with Alamo. I will never rent from Enterprise again from your site or any other site.
Cons: Live up to their obligations and communicate and not leave their customers hanging.
31 travellers who rented a car in Durham gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.5

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Most popular car type

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When to book a rental car in Durham

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Top tips for renting a car in Durham

  • There’s plenty to explore in Durham, from the Museum of Life and Science in the north to the exciting city center, and it is all best reached by car. Rent a car for your time in Durham to gain an ultimate sense of freedom and to not be tied to public transport. Renting a car will also give you the chance to leave the city limits and discover the beauty of the adjoining Duke Forest or Lake Falls, which is about half an hour away by car.
  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport is about 14 miles south of Durham center and rental cars can be picked up from various onsite agencies. There are courtesy shuttle buses between the terminals and the rental car center at Zone 5 (T1) and Zone 18 (T2) and driving to Durham will take about twenty minutes via the I-40 W and NC-147 N.
  • The weather can be contribute to somewhat treacherous conditions in Durham, with regular thunderstorms in the summer and sleet in the winter. Drivers who are surprised by heavy rain showers or face icy roads due to the freezing rain should definitely adjust their speed and probably even stop where it is safe to do so and wait until the worst has passed.
  • Traffic increases in Durham during weekday rush hours. Morning peaks usually occur between 7 and 9 am, when inbound traffic on the I-40 can cause heavy congestions. Outbound traffic can be particularly severe between 5 and 7 pm, also mainly affecting the I-40. Try to avoid driving around during these peak times or take smaller country roads to avoid getting stuck in the interstate traffic.
  • Book your rental car in Durham at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Durham are around 33% cheaper than other car types, on average

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